Methods of determining the total soluble salt content and pH of highway materials are examined. It is shown that methods vary widely and that the results must therefore also be expected to differ. This is borne out by a comparison of the results obtained on a number of basecourse materials by three different methods. Electrical conductivity measurements on the saturated soil fines paste are tentatively recommended for routine estimations of total soluble salts.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Sixth Regional Conference for Africa on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Durban, South Africa, September 1975. Published on behalf of the Division of Soil Mechancis and Foundation Engineering of the South African Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Road Research, South Africa

    P.O. Box 395
    Pretoria, Transvaal,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Netterberg, F
    • Maton, L J
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM